And might I add another personal favourite quote from this timeless author:
Of all God's creatures there is only one that cannot be made the slave of the lash. That one is the cat. If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve man, but it would deteriorate the cat.
- Notebook, 1894
For more wonderful Mark Twain quotes about cats and pictures of his own little companions, visit this wonderful site: Mark Twain Quotations, Newspaper Collections, & Related Resources.
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